CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce the appointment of four Hauser Leaders for the spring 2022 semester. The Hauser Leaders Program, celebrating its eighth year, is known for its distinctive portfolio of distinguished leadership practitioners from across public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

“We’re proud to host these seasoned leadership practitioners who hail from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each have committed their careers to some of the most salient issues of the moment: racial and gender equity, advancing democratic values worldwide, productive and peaceful international relations. Their perspectives and expertise will be exceedingly important to our students, who are pursuing public service and leadership during a particularly fraught and uncertain time,” said Hannah Riley Bowles, Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School, and Co-Director for the Center for Public Leadership and the Women and Public Policy Program, respectively.

Hauser Leaders contribute in vital ways to our community of scholarship and learning. During visits to CPL, they enrich leadership teaching, research, and practice through guest lectures in the classroom, student advising and mentoring, public speaking events, and more.

Forthcoming Hauser Leader public events will be posted to CPL’s events page. Full bios for our spring, 2022 Hauser Leaders can be found here.

Spring 2022 Hauser Leaders



Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico (2013-2020)

Weissman Fellow in Leadership, Weissman Center for Leadership, Mt. Holyoke College

Leader in Practice, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School



President and CEO, UNCF



National Security Advisor of India (2010-2014); Foreign Secretary of India (2006-2009)



UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women (2013-2021)


Lael Harris
Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School